a day at purple crayon
Time to begin the school day! When the children arrive, they will hang up their belongings, change into their school shoes, and their parents may walk them to their
FAMILY STYLE Breakfast
Our breakfast is served family style where the children will help themselves and each other to a healthy breakfast.
Children come together as a community of learners, explorers, and friends. They
develop social and language skills by communicating to each other the plan for the day, and responding to one another. They sing songs, recite rhymes, find out about the weather, and explore different ideas taught throughout the month.
Children work independently or with their classmates during center time. They make choices about what to play, where they will explore, and how they want to learn everyday. They read and write, color, paint, cut, build, and play pretend. Children will learn to make plans and review what they did during center time. This is also the time when the teachers will conduct small group activities focusing on common core goals.
LARGE GROUP LESSON
During large group activities, the children will engage in a mini-lesson, art, and story time! The mini lesson is a structured group activity that focuses on math, literacy, or scientific thinking skills. In arts and crafts, the children work on hands-on activities to explore their creativity and artistic skills while fine tuning their fine motor skills. Story time is one of the activities the children also quite fond of; they sit down, relax, and enter a world of imagination (not to mention they are developing literacy skills without even realizing).
At this time of the day, it is time to relax and settle down to a delicious, healthy family style lunch!
Now that everyone's tummies are full, it is the best time to take a short rest to replenish some energy with a nap or simply resting their bodies while listening to some soothing music.
Afternoon Center Time
Children continue to work in different learning centers and extend their play from the morning as teachers conduct small group activities or join in with the play.
Gross Motor Activity/ Outdoor Play
Children play and exercise their muscles to develop coordination, and healthy habits. It is important for children to play outside as it reinforces healthy habits and improves their motor skills. It also helps their brains to get into motion and build connections more effectively.
We will talk about all that was learned and observed during the day's activities and events.
After a long day of learning and having fun, it’s time to put on our outside shoes and head home!